Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Monday, August 1
A farmers market will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Rosebud Visitors Center parking lot in Valley City.

Tuesday, August 2
Youth Grief Retreat will be held at the Dacotah Pavilion, Chautauqua Park, Valley City on the following dates and for ages 6-9 from noon-4:30 p.m. The retreat, led by bereavement specialists from Hospice of the Red River Valley, will provide youth an opportunity to participate in grief support activities, share stories, create memory keepsakes and receive support from their peers. We will end the afternoon with a balloon release. Parents/guardians are required to attend the last 30 minutes of the afternoon. Food and snacks are provided. The retreat is free, but pre-registration and pre-screening are required. Call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department.

Wednesday, August 3
Music at the Courthouse, featuring DeMasi Brothers of Valley City, will be held at 7:15 p.m. on the Barnes County Courthouse Lawn in Valley City. A freewill offering is taken each night to support the continued work on the City Park Bandshell. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Vault on Central Avenue or listen to KOVC or check the Parks and Rec website,, for details. 

First Community Credit Union Pee Wee’s Youth Party will be held at the Valley City Twin Cinema at 4 p.m., showing “Ice Age” movie. For more information contact Valley City FCCU office at (701) 845-4647.

The fourth annual Gaylon Hansen Youth Outdoors Day will be held at the Valley City Trap and Skeet Club for ages 9-18. Check-in starts at 5 p.m., Booth Presentations Begin 5:30 p.m. Supper Served during presentations.

Thursday, August 4
A farmers market will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Shopko parking lot in Valley City.

Valley City High School Fall Sports Parent Meeting will be held on at 7 p.m. in the Hi-Liner Activity Center. There will be a general session for approximately 30 minutes, followed by sport specific breakout meetings.

Saturday, August 6
Quilt Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Barnes County Courthouse located at 4th St. and 2nd Ave. NW in Valley City. Beautiful quilts will be on display with some for sale. A raffle for a unique quilt will be held, tickets available at the show at Quilted Ceiling and from all Quilter’s members. A rummage sale will be held in the courthouse basement.